Professor Marcelo Medeiros’ talk discusses the trends of income inequality in Brazil from 1926 to nowadays based on recent studies, new historical data and the results of the latest household surveys and tax records.
Marcelo Medeiros (PhD, University of Brasilia) is visiting professor at Princeton University. He was professor at the University of Brasilia and Senior Researcher at the Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA). His research focuses on social inequalities. Medeiros has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books, book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in the areas of social inequality and mobility, demography, health, education, poverty, development theory, and disability and social protection. He has served as a policy expert at the Brazilian Audit Court (TCU Brasilia) and as an adviser for the Brazilian National Science Council (CNPq). He is a member of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science, the International Sociological Association, and the Brazilian Sociological Society.
Kenneth Erickson (PhD, Columbia University) is professor of Political Science at Hunter College, CUNY. His areas of specialization include comparative politics, Latin American politics, democratization, drugs and public policy, and environmental and energy policy.